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Arthur Cox partners with the Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities

The Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities is pleased to announce a new partnership with Arthur Cox. Arthur Cox is one of Ireland's largest law firms, with offices in Dublin, Belfast, London, New York and Silicon Valley. The firm encompasses all aspects of corporate and business law.

The support of our TCPID business partners including Arthur Cox is allowing us to provide transformative opportunities for our students. The close collaboration that has already been developed over the past year with the Arthur Cox team has led to a hugely successful internship for one of our graduates Shane McGilton. We have already seen the positive impact that this internship has had upon Shane and his family.

Brian O’Gorman, Managing Partner at Arthur Cox said: “We are pleased to become a business partner of the Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities (TCPID). As part of Arthur Cox’s Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, we want to give back to the community in which we operate. We also strongly believe in supporting educational institutions that provide education to students from all walks of life.

Earlier this year, we offered an intern placement to Shane McGilton, one of the students who was then in his second year of the TCPID programme. Shane’s work in the office really helped our staff become more aware of how to make our workplace environment more inclusive and accessible. Having Shane with us was a very positive experience for the firm and I believe we now have an even more friendly, collaborative and team-orientated environment. When Shane’s placement came to an end, we were very pleased that Shane accepted a paid contract to work with us and that began in June 2018.”

Shane McGilton, TCPID Graduate and Arthur Cox employee said: “Arthur Cox is a really great place to work! The people are very friendly and helpful and the location is easy to get to. I have learnt a lot of new skills since I started working here.

Marie Devitt, Pathways Coordinator of the TCPID added: “We believe that the full inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in education, employment, and society should be a right, not an aspiration. Our hope is that all employers will focus on ability, rather than disability. Arthur Cox have shown that this is happening already.

The support of Arthur Cox is already making a real difference and we know that together we can work towards achieving our goal of true inclusion in the workplace and in society. We look forward to building our partnership even further over the coming years.”